Status: 01/17/2022 09:03 a.m
In the USA, a severe winter storm has caused massive problems in parts of the country. The electricity went out in many households. Some states declared a state of emergency.
A severe storm tore down power lines and downed trees in the southeastern United States on Sunday. Tens of thousands of people were without power in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
According to the website “poweroutage.us”, around 235,000 households were without electricity. Air traffic was also severely affected. More than 3,000 flights had to be canceled and another 8,000 were delayed, according to Flightaware. The states of Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina declared states of emergency.
Flooding on Florida’s coast
In Florida, the winter storm had grown into several destructive tornadoes and caused flooding along parts of the coast. The weather service had previously warned that the wind on the Atlantic coast could almost reach hurricane strength on Monday night.
A heavy snowstorm had already swept across the US east coast in early January and had partially paralyzed public life in the affected regions.